CWMU program

Spring Creek/Dodge

Operator information

  • Name: Kurt Lewis
  • Phone: 435-587-2113
  • Email:

CWMU description

The Spring Creek - Dodge Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is to the northwest, north, northeast, southeast, and south of Monticello, Utah. It is a large CWMU with many scattered parcels. Much of the east boundary is on the border of Utah and Colorado. Elevations range from about 6800 feet to 7800 feet. The most common elevation is 6600 feet but ranges from 5800 feet to 8000 feet with an elevation difference of 2200 feet. Fifty percent (50%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 6800 feet and 7000 feet an elevation difference of 200 feet.

Over fifty percent (50%) of the Spring Creek Dodge Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is covered with Agriculture (114). Another twenty-six percent (26%) of the Unit is classified as Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland (48). The other major land cover type is Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (36).

One of the Spring Creek - Dodge Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, MONTICELLO (425805), is about 0.5 km west from the west edge of the CWMU. MONTICELLO has one hundared six (106) years of records, 1902 - 2008. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 4.31 inches, but it can be as high as 10.31 inches or as low as 0.52 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 17 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 10 days of greater than or equal to 0.10 inch, or 3 days of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. There is also 1 day that can have greater than or equal to 1.00 inch of precipitation . Snowfall during the FALL averages 6.7 inches but can be as high as 22.0 inches. FALL temperature at MONTICELLO averages 47.7 degrees F. but can be as high as 91.0 degrees F. or as low as -8.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 39 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and no days above 90 degrees F.


  • Counties: San Juan
  • Wildlife management unit(s): San Juan

Access contact

  • Name: Kurt Lewis
  • Phone: 435-587-2113
  • Best time to contact: Evenings after dark

Property size

An estimate of the property size and the public/private composition

Private 80820
Public 0
Total 80820

Drawing odds

Drawing odds are the odds of obtaining a permit for this CWMU.

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds 1 in 10.9
Elk drawing odds 1 in 14.6
Moose drawing odds n/a
Pronghorn drawing odds n/a

Satisfaction index

The satisfaction index ranges from 1 to 5 with 5 being the best. Hunters are asked how they rate their hunt and the satisfaction index is an average of those responses. This is a three-year average.

Public Private
Buck deer 3.9 4.3
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 3.7 4.3
Cow elk 3.5 N/A
Bull moose N/A N/A
Cow moose N/A N/A
Buck pronghorn N/A N/A
Doe pronghorn N/A N/A
Wild turkey N/A N/A

Hunter success

Hunter success is the percent of hunters who successfully harvested an animal, reported for years in which data is available.

Public Private
Buck deer 75 82.5
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 80 88.9
Cow elk 54.5 N/A
Bull moose N/A N/A
Cow moose N/A N/A
Buck pronghorn N/A N/A
Doe pronghorn N/A N/A
Wild turkey N/A N/A

Average age

An estimate of average animal age

Buck deer 7 years
Bull elk 6 years
Bull moose N/A

Hunting opportunities (acres, days and dates)

The opportunity to hunt on this CWMU depends on the type of animal hunted

Acres Days Dates
Buck deer 80820 5 3rd Sat-Wed in Oct
Bull elk 80820 5 10/10-10/15
Bull moose 0 0 n/a
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 80820 15 11/15-11/30
Cow moose 0 0 n/a
Doe pronghorn 0 0 n/a

Available hunting permits

Private indicates that there are permits available for sale by the CWMU operator

Public Private
Buck deer 6 54
Buck deer (management) 0 0
Bull elk 2 10
Bull moose 0 0
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 42 0
Cow moose 0 28
Doe pronghorn 0 0

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? Yes.
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? No.
Are horses allowed? Yes.
Are ATV's allowed? Yes.
Is a guide service available? Yes.
Do you offer a packing service? No.
Is lodging or food available? No.
Can I camp on the CWMU? No.
Is the CWMU handicapped accessible? Yes.
Are maps available? Yes.
Are any other activities offered on the CWMU? No.
Are there any closed areas on the property? No.

Rules of conduct

  • None specified
This map is provided for general reference only and does not constitute a legal hunt boundary. The Division does not guarantee access to any private or public land. Hunt unit boundaries may include private property or other excluded areas.